The last of the Battle Rounds aired this week on The Voice. I don’t think there were that many great battles, so we have added all the video clips that are available and you can pick the ones that you want to view. Of course we also searched the archives for some of the performers before they appeared on The Voice and found some more gems for you.
Carmen Smith vs Michelle Serret-Cursio
Not a great song in my opinion, it’s one of Rihanna’s I believe. If you want to see a great uncomplicated song by Carmen, take a look at the bottom of the page The Voice Australia Videos – The Best of Week One.
Darren Percival vs Brett Clarke. Now this was much better. Of course it is a better song too. Brett has a really pleasant voice and although I am not a country fan, I would not turn him off if he came on the radio. But Darren has a great voice and I believe he should have been selling records long before now. If you like this check out some of his music on his site Mr Percival
Kelsie Rimmer vs Brittany Cairns. Another battle where I wasn’t mad on the song and in my opinion Keith Urban picked the wrong girl on the night’s performance. But there is no doubt that Brittany can sing and she may well delight us with something special in the next round.
I am afraid that is it for actual footage from the show. But Matt Hetherington impressed me this week. So I tracked down this clip of him singing a duet with a talented and attractive lady called Rebecca Jackson Mendoza. This seems to be from the Bert Newton morning show from a few years ago and features John Foreman, the original musical arranger for Australian Idol. Small world isn’t it?
Talking of a small world, this is an interesting clip, as it features two of this weeks battle winners together Sam Ludeman with Sarah De Bono. They are singing a Jason Mraz song I Won’t Give Up, on a roof in Melbourne. It’s pretty impressive.
OK we’ll finish with one of this site’s favourites, Emma Louise Birdsall singing the jazz standard Misty. Hopefully we’ll get to see her to see her performing some jazz on The Voice, as she does these standards so well. I also think she looks better with this more natural look. I hope she avoids the fussy hair do’s for her next stage performance.
The Voice live rounds air next Monday on Channel 9.
Stop the presses, hold the phone, call the Po-lice. I think we have a winner. If Karise Eden ever gets to perform this on The Voice, everyone else may as well go home. This is just an awesome performance of an old favourite song of mine. Originally recorded by the late great Etta James and Rod Stewart made a great cover in the 70′s. I am almost scared to say it, but this could be better than both of them. If you do not watch any other video on this page do yourself a favour and watch this one.
The official site for the show is TheVoice.com.au